The Charlottesville Police Department has been transformed from a reactive force focused on arresting lawbreakers to one that is creatively connecting with the community to solve specific problems. However, as in most cities, a large percentage of the Charlottesville police budget goes to pay for salaries and vehicles. And housing costs are so high here that very few officers can afford to live in the city they serve.
Founded in 2004 by a group of local citizens, the Foundation helps the department by providing advanced training, new technologies and equipment, housing assistance, structured community outreach and other support. When you support the Foundation, you help officers receive the tools, training, outreach support, and encouragement they need to do their best work.
You become the community partner we all need for a healthy police department.